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CX Rider of the year? WTF?

24 Dec 2014 19:24

How the hell does KFC (or whatever it is she wants us to call her) rank ahead of the incomparable Sanne Cant in this poll?
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27 Dec 2014 17:35

winkybiker wrote:How the hell does KFC (or whatever it is she wants us to call her) rank ahead of the incomparable Sanne Cant in this poll?


Incomparable Sanne Cant? LOL.
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28 Dec 2014 16:35

Moose McKnuckles wrote:Incomparable Sanne Cant? LOL.


Well OK, maybe not in terms of career compared to some others, but she has had a fantastic season this year. I rate her far above KC.
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30 Dec 2014 19:03

because anglo-saxons vote anglo-saxons
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31 Dec 2014 21:35

The poll was run much earlier, before Sanne Cant had her string of wins.
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31 Dec 2014 21:45

Spiff2 wrote:The poll was run much earlier, before Sanne Cant had her string of wins.


Fair enough. She's also gone off the boil a bit lately. But she's young. I would not be surprised to see her success develop into a stellar career over the next few seasons. On the other hand, KCs best races may be behind her.
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31 Dec 2014 21:51

The problem with these type of polls is that they usually lump all of cycling in one poll. I may follow road and cross, but have no clue about track or BMX.... under those conditions, presented with questions and options on disciplines one doesn't follow, it would not be unusual to go by 'top of mind': select the names you recognize, which might be the ones winning at the time the poll is run. The results don't speak that much about future potential or accomplishments in the previous 12 months. It's a popularity contest.
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11 Jan 2015 16:20

Spiff2 wrote:The problem with these type of polls is that they usually lump all of cycling in one poll. I may follow road and cross, but have no clue about track or BMX.... under those conditions, presented with questions and options on disciplines one doesn't follow, it would not be unusual to go by 'top of mind': select the names you recognize, which might be the ones winning at the time the poll is run. The results don't speak that much about future potential or accomplishments in the previous 12 months. It's a popularity contest.


True enough. I see that Sanne has just picked up her 6th Belgian national cyclocross championship. At the age of 24.
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12 Jan 2015 14:41

winkybiker wrote:True enough. I see that Sanne has just picked up her 6th Belgian national cyclocross championship. At the age of 24.


On the other hand, KC was 26 by the time she won her first US CX championship. I dunno, Moose. Is "incomparable" really that far wide of the mark when describing Ms Cant's CX career-to-date? OK, she's no Marianne Vos, but I'm not sure that "lol" is really the right response.
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